2 Heart

Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 50+ who we call GAD-A-BOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

The first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM at the church is our potluck unless we go on a picnic lunch.

We are going to cancel the July Potluck due to the 4th of July being on the day before. Many folks are out of town or have family in. Our next Potluck is scheduled for August 2nd. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Bring your favorite covered dish to share. We always have great conversations and it’s fun to catch up with each other.

September 6th will be the next Potluck.

Lunch dates are subject to change.


Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


July 19th: Will leave the church at 10am. Drive to Sweetwater where we will eat and maybe shop a little. Then go onto the Mayfield Dairy & maybe even the Cheese Factory. A few stops, but will be fun. Call Karen to reserve a place on the bus.

August 16th: We will be headed to the Museum of Appalachia.

September 13th: This will be a fun trip. Notice the date! It is the 2nd Thursday of September.  We will be going on the Southern Belle Riverboat, Chattanooga for a 2 hour tour with lunch. This trip will cost $40 each. Please sign up with Karen early as this will fill up fast.

I have the sign up sheets in my office. If you would like a copy of the outings emailed, please let Karen know. Keep in mind that we might have to change or rearrange the schedule, but will give you plenty of notice.

November 15th: We are going to Pigeon Forge for our annual November outing. After shopping at Tager Outlets and eating, we are going to see a Tribute to Red Skelton. Tickets are $20 and are due now.  THE BUS IS FULL.


Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.


Some of our favorite trips include:We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.